Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. As aptly put by the United Nations Population Fund, gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security, and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence.
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, is working towards ending this culture of silence in respect to gender-based violence by inviting governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and individuals globally, to raise their voices against it. From November 25 - December 10, all these partners will work together to raise resources for initiatives that aim to prevent and end violence against women and girls … including FRJ.
The theme for this year’s campaign is, “ORANGE THE WORLD: RAISE MONEY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.” FRJ is EXCITED to join this campaign and make the world orange over the next 16 Days - calling for political commitments to be matched with specific ACTION of adequate FUNDING to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide over social media.
You too can participate over the next 16 Days! Check out this tool kit to see how you can work to bring attention to this well deserving cause that affects a little more than half of the world’s population.
Help FRJ Orange the World!
By: Margaret Strauss, FRJ Apprentice & Chanell Hasty, FRJ Founder and President